The Pirate Cruncher


“Jonny Duddle’s work is full of the anarchic wit and invention children love in a picture book. It’s fresh and fun and has been a huge hit in Waterstones’ shops across the country.”
— Waterstones

National UK Tour September - November 2019

A new play by award winning writer Toby Hulse, adapted from the bestselling book by Jonny Duddle

Captain Purplebeard and his cut-throat crew are off to find an island packed with treasure! But greed leads them into some monstrously big trouble! A rollicking adventure told through thrilling action, daft nonsense, stirring shanties, and the weirdest of mechanical contraptions. 

 Adapted from the best-selling picture book by Jonny Duddle, winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, this exciting, hilarious and comically gruesome tale of pirates, monsters and the ingenuity of one small girl is family theatre at its finest and silliest, a treat for children and adults alike. 

 For families with children aged 4 - 11.

 Music and songs by Jon Boden, winner of 11 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (more than any other musician!).

Tour Dates 2019!


Sat 21st & Sun 22nd: Connaught Theatre, Worthing.

Sat 28th: Cornerstone Theatre, Didcot.


Sun 6th: Artsdepot, London.

Mon 21st: Millfield Theatre, Enfield.

Tue 22nd & Wed 23rd: New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

Thu 24th & 25th: The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.

Sat 26th & Sun 27th: Mac, Birmingham.

Wed 30th & Thurs 31st: Berry Theatre, Southampton.


Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd: TOM, Hove.

Reviews for previous shows!

“It exceeds all expectations to thrill, entertain and excite audience of all ages in this excellent adaptation.”
The Stage on Toby Hulse’s ‘Treasure Island’

“Goat and Monkey’s glorious meta-panto makes your head spin right from the start….It’s a post-modern pantomime with guts, brains and imagination.”
Time Out on Goat and Monkey and Toby Hulse’s ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

For more information about The Pirate Cruncher, and creative information pack contact sally@goatandmonkey.co.uk  

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